Salmon offers a long list of health benefits, including vitamin B12, vitamin D, selenium, niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and the list goes on. Salmon is versatile and satisfying, and fits well with any flavor combination you can imagine.
These 23 recipes highlight how salmon pairs nicely with a variety of ingredients.
This simple but elegant salad is perfect for a special lunch. Serving tip: Start the meal with small cups of white bean soup garnished with rosemary, and finish with fresh figs stuffed with almonds and goat cheese. Ingredient tip: When blackberries are out of season, substitute fresh fig slices; or use frozen blackberries, gently thawed.
This elegant yet easy entrée combines yellow and red cherries for a stunning presentation and taste. Recipe courtesy of chef Frank Magaña, formerly of Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Prosser, Washington.
Infused with the delicate flavors of green tea, ginger, and sesame oil, salmon takes on an Asian flavor in this simple, colorful meal. Use loose-leaf tea for the richest flavor.
These creamy eggs have a rich flavor and soufflélike texture. Smoked salmon adds a spark of saltiness.
“This is a simple, colorful, complete meal that’s easy to put together and is rich in antioxidants, phytochemicals, and healthy fats,” says Christiane Northrup of the dish.
With its pleasing combination of flavors and textures, this dish is also elegant enough for entertaining; simply double the recipe here if you have company coming. To round out the dinner, offer a delicious, healthy dessert.
“I’d serve organic blueberries with a dollop of crème fraîche or organic vanilla yogurt,” says Northrup.
This Philippine-Chinese cuisine features cold noodles topped with stir-fried vegetables and fresh squid.
Salmon has long been the most important food to northwestern Native Americans, both nutritionally and culturally. Because the fish was plentiful and easily dried and stored, families were assured of a steady food supply as they wintered in cedar longhouses. This recipe by Chef Timothy E. May of Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts takes advantage of freshly caught salmon from Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island's Pacific side.
If you are a Thai food fan, you will love this burger, especially the sauce, which you can use to top just about anything. The green onions and chili paste add vitamin C, and ginger adds to the great digestibility of this dish. Serve over greens or on a whole-wheat bun.
Adding greens such as watercress, arugula and herbs to lettuces enhances the flavor and presentation of many dishes. Here, tropical fruit garnishes and the popular salad mix known as mesclun—French for "mixture"—make an attractive bed for broiled fish.
A simple and elegant blending of flavors makes this dish sweetly memorable.
The wrapped salmon fillets resemble large pieces of sushi for a fast meal with a great presentation. Accompany with brown or wild rice and a starter salad of cucumbers, butter lettuce, and ginger-sesame salad dressing.
Full of flavors and textures that harmonize and contrast in all the right ways, this salad is simpler than it looks to toss together. Snip some fresh rosemary for the dressing and you're on your way to a new favorite.
Far East flavors add a salty-spicy taste to nutrient and vitamin-rich salmon. The popular fish provides important amounts of taurine, and is a great source of vitamin B12, vitamin D and selenium, along with niacin and omega-3.
The piquant relish adds a delicious zing to this dish. Ingredient tip: Try to use salmon fillets of an even 1-inch thickness, which won’t dry out as quickly.
This Japanese-style, quick meal is messy but delicious. Look for salmon that is glossy and fresh-smelling. The best option is to buy wild-caught salmon.
Fatty fish rich in omega-3s may help lower incidences of colorectal cancer in men and kidney cancer in women. Garlic, part of the lily family, may offer protection against stomach and colon cancers. And lycopene, the red-food antioxidant that’s more potent in cooked (rather than raw) tomatoes, may be helpful against prostate cancer.
Spiff up salmon with a zingy fruit relish for a dish loaded with skin-friendly vitamins A, C, and E, and omega-3 fatty acids. Try to get filets of even thickness for uniform cooking. For extra flavor, drizzle the steamed spinach with a light, lemony vinaigrette.
Simplicity itself, with a lovely blend of flavors and textures. If you prefer, grill the salmon instead of roasting it.
This salmon dish is a tasty, colorful accompaniment to cooked eggs and any brunch buffet.
Low in saturated fat and high in omega-3 fatty acids, this tender entrée features a delicious, heart-healthy red wine sauce.
Enjoy with a simple green tea, or herbal honeybush, peach, or apricot tea. These sandwiches can be made up to two hours ahead.
Steaming helps protect salmon's fragile omega-3 fats from heat damage. The rich and simple fennel purée makes this meal something special. Serving tip: Accompany with steamed asparagus drizzled with garlic-infused flax oil.
This all-in-one dish is wonderfully satisfying and a great source of essential fatty acids. Look for wild rather than farmed salmon, because it’s usually higher in omega-3 fats and lower in possible contaminants. Asparagus provides abundant fiber and folate, and the rosemary adds excellent flavor.
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